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Chongqing News

“Bookcrossing Station” in Yuzhong

2020-06-28 10:02:44

Reading activities were being carried out at the Mi B & B Branch of Yuzhong Library. (Picture provided by Yuzhong Library)

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- On June 4, the “Bookcrossing Station” launched by Yuzhong Culture and Tourism Development Committee was officially put into use in the riverside Xunhua Cafe on Jialing New Road, Hualongqiao Sub-district, Yuzhong District. Visitors from other places who come to this hot place were very happy, and they borrowed their favorite books from the “Bookcrossing Station”.

Make books more useful

On June 22, the reporter of Chongqing Daily saw at Jiangpanxunhua Cafe, there were 4 reading book shelves in the newly launched “Bookcrossing Station”. The style design and the decoration style of the cafe complemented each other. The bookshelves were filled with books favored by young people, such as literature, art and tourism.

“Our Bookcrossing Station is a good book sharing mode. There is no library card, no deposit and no borrowing period.” Tan Li, Deputy Director of Yuzhong Library, said that anyone can take the books and read them. After reading them, they just need to put them back in public places or “give” them to hands of the next book lover.

In order to facilitate readers to read books nearby, Yuzhong District, relying on the “cross-border” linkage of four elements, namely, “Cultural Relics + Scenic Area + Hotel + Travel”, has set up the Bookcrossing Station in business buildings, hotel lobbies, scenic areas, bus stations... Up to now, Yuzhong District has built 18 “Bookcrossing Stations”, equipped with more than 6,300 books, and has nearly 1,000 drifting and borrowing records, which were well praised by readers.

To create a 10-minute reading circle

In the lobby of “Micheng Humanities B&B”, 1 Eling Centre Street, Yuzhong District, there is a 24-hour city study — Mi B & B Branch of Yuzhong Library, which not only contains more than 2,000 books of various types, and there are self-help borrowing equipment and reading aloud kiosks.

The Zengjiayan Academy, built next to the popular tourist attraction Residence of Zhou Enlai, and the Zengjiayan Branch of the Yuzhong Library, which was established in 2018, is also popular. With its simple and elegant atmosphere, it attracted endless tourists. From weekend to weekend, there are at least 2,000 readers daily.

Borrowing books at such a library branch is very simple: citizens and tourists can go through the borrowing procedures for free with ID cards. Readers holding the Chongqing Public Library Card can enjoy the loan and return between the public libraries in the main urban areas.

“So far, we have built 6 libraries directly under the Cultural Center and 14 cooperative branches of social units. We will let the book lovers in Yuzhong find a place to read books in 10 minutes.” “We have built such a branch library relying on accommodation and areas to make up for the limited layout of public libraries,” Tan Li said. (Translated by Luo Juan, Fathom Language Limited)

Editor:Jiang Yiwei